February 4, 2016
IN DISTRICT Attorney Seth Williams' letter to the Daily News, published Jan. 27, he wrote: "I want to make this clear: I . . . make decisions based on the merits and facts at my disposal. My number one job is to keep all Philadelphians . . . safe from crime, fraud and corruption and I take that role seriously. " That you felt the need to defend your person in such public way belies your words, makes your motives suspect and speaks volumes, which you kept silent. If you really do "make decisions based on the merits and facts at (your)
January 31, 2016
In addition to a manager, Boyds employs these people to handle different aspects of tailoring garments. Title Number Master tailor/fitter . . . 4 Master tailor . . . 2 Fitter/tailor . . . 2 Tailor . . . 3 Shirtmaker . . . 2 Pants tailor . . . 2 Pants finisher . . . 1 Coat finisher . . . 3 Women's tailor/fitter . . . 1 Women's tailor . . . 1 Women's fitter . . . 1 Sleeves/buttonholes . . . 2 ...
January 29, 2016 |
It might sound like a cushy gig: former Mayor Michael Nutter, out of office just three weeks, signed on Wednesday as a professor at Columbia University. But David Thornburgh, the leader of the good-government group Committee of 70 and former head of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, invoked the famous words of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger when offering Nutter advice about his new job: "University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
January 28, 2016
ISSUE | WEATHERING THE STORM Christie should attend to Job 1 The pain on Gov. Christie's face as he was briefed on the blizzard Saturday was not the pain of empathy after hearing how the people in the Shore communities were suffering ("Back from blizzard, Christie slams rivals," Monday). You just know he was thinking, "Man, I wish I were back in New Hampshire. " Christie, who was an absentee governor for 261 partial or full days last year, needs to come to Cape May County to understand the depth of suffering in Shore communities, including Sea Isle City and the Wildwoods.
January 28, 2016 |
Earlier this week, Mike Gillin's phone was ringing nonstop: People wanted help with the near-Herculean task of digging themselves out. But when Mother Nature dumps a season's worth of snow in less than 48 hours, the price of a cleared driveway doesn't come cheap. The storm left a hard-to-plow aftermath that owners of snow-removal services considered unusual. And homeowners were desperate. "I think people would pay pretty much anything you ask them," said Gillin, owner of Ace & Sons in Lansdowne, Delaware County.
January 26, 2016 |
IT IS NOT so much that the Eagles learned something from Sunday's NFL championship games. They were another affirmation of what the Eagles already knew. The absolute necessity of having a franchise-level quarterback is no secret. It is the most important individual position in any team sport. A legendary quarterback like Tom Brady can establish a dynasty. If an all-world talent like Cam Newton puts it all together, a mediocre team like the Carolina Panthers can register the best regular-season record in the league.
January 25, 2016 |
In recent years, Comcast Corp.'s product developers in Philadelphia, Denver, and Silicon Valley have gone app wild. The company has released eight Xfinity apps for Comcast customers to pay their bills, change TV channels, watch on-demand movies, check email, and perform other useful tasks with smartphones. Millions of Comcast customers have downloaded them. But why are there so many? And, very important, are they fun to use? These are some of the existential questions that Comcast's new head of products, the former Xbox video gamer Chris Satchell, is asking in his first big project at the cable giant.
January 24, 2016 |
Chuck Smith knows the rich history of Mainland football as well as anyone. Smith was an assistant coach for the Mustangs from 1989 to 2009, through a run that included five South Jersey championships. "The history is unreal," said Smith, who was named Mainland's head coach on Tuesday. "There's not many public schools other than programs like Hammonton and Cherokee and Shawnee who had the kind of run that we had during that period. "But the reality is, we haven't had a winning season since 2008 when we were undefeated.
January 22, 2016 |
WHILE MOST of the talk about the 76ers of late has been centered on point guard Ish Smith, there is another reason the team has been able to post a 5-8 record over the past 13 games after beginning the season 1-30. The reason is the Sixers' play at the defensive end, where they've been better at protecting the rim, have become a little more resistent in letting teams drive to the basket and have gotten better shots at the offensive end, which limits easy breakouts for the other team.
January 21, 2016 |
A SIMPLE WORD played a big role in Christine Parker's long life: Yes. She said yes when people asked for help, yes to invitations, and yes to travel and to singing every day. "She was very much someone who did things," said Gloria Shabazz, Christine's youngest child. "She never really talked about volunteering, she just did it. She just helped people. She wasn't resumé-building or trying to get into a good school, she was just trying to do the right thing. " Christine Parker, 93, who married an Episcopal priest and served alongside him in three cities, taking on other jobs as well, died Jan. 13 at Sunrise of Lafayette Hill, the assistant-living facility where she lived.